Established measures used to determine how well an organization is meeting its customers' needs as well as other operational and financial performance expectations.
Measures that indicate a community's progress toward the targeted Sub-goals More parents and young adults are employed
environmental characteristics that are monitored over time to determine if ecosystems are changing.
measures of progress towards achieving goals. These can be short or longer term and can reflect process or progress â€“ e.g., 20% of health care workers trained in syndromic management each year.
The way to measure progress toward achieving stated goals and outcomes.
Indicators are calculated by using mathematical algorithms and are used to represent different characteristics such as overbought/oversold, trending or underlying price direction.
Indicators under the VERP framework are specific and measurable physical, ecological, or social variables that reflect the overall condition of a zone or area caused by visitor use and/or visitor use related impacts. Indicators serve as early warning signs that too much use is occurring, or that the types of use are having an adverse affect on Outstandingly Remarkable Values. Resource indicators measure visitor impacts on the biological, physical and/or cultural resources of a park; social indicators measure impacts on the visitor experience.
(1) A measurement or reporting tool used to gauge how well a society is achieving its economic, environmental and societal goals. (2) A species of plant or animal, or a community, whose occurrence serves as evidence that certain environmental conditions exist.
Using the O-AIM, indicators are measurements that individually or collectively provide a valid, reliable, and acceptable basis for determining the success of an outcome. See also Outcome-Asset Impact Model (O-AIM), Outcome
in the context of this report are statistics that show how well Canadian families are faring. General Outcome Indicators measure areas such as low income and labour force attachment and do not assume that any changes are necessarily caused by the NCB. Direct Outcome Indicators, on the other hand, measure only those changes that are directly caused by the NCB.
Measurements that track over time the state of air, water, and land resources, pressures on those resources, and resulting effects on ecological condition and human health.
quantifiable factors which serve as proxies for underlying behaviour of interest to policy-makers or others â€“ a country's high-tech patent applications per million population is one indicator of its innovative capacity
are specific items of information that track a program’s success. They describe observable, measurable characteristics or changes that represent achievement of an outcome and they help to define what information must be collected to answer evaluation questions.
Measures for which data are available, which help quantify the achievement of the desired results for community-wide populations. Indicators can be short-term (interim) or long-term (ultimate).
Quantifiable measures of program performance and impact.
measures of student achievement that allow the drawing of comparisons and the understanding of trends
Data, information, and statistics that measure whether outcomes are being achieved.
Signals of processes Ð inputs, outputs, effects, results, outcomes, impacts, etc. Ð that enable them to be judged or measured. Both qualitative and quantitative indicators are needed for management learning, policy review, monitoring and evaluation.
A measurement used to check whether you have reached a certain point in the progress of your project.
Performance indicators are the features of each objective and strategy that are measurable and used to monitor and evaluate progress. A performance indicator sets criteria to determine whether an objective or strategy has been achieved. For more info: Evaluation
statistics used to measure current conditions as well as to forecast financial or economic trends. Indicators are use extensively in technical analysis to predict changes in stock trends or price patterns. In fundamental analysis, economic indicators that quantify current economic and industry conditions are used to provide insight into the future profitability potential of public companies.
critical information about selected areas of performance, usually expressed as an index or ratio, monitored at regular intervals, and compared to one or more standards. Indicators describe various aspects of the operation of a program, service, or institution. They must be relevant (actually represent what they purport to), reliable (based on statistics that can be assembled consistently and accurately), accessible (constructed on a regular and consistent basis), and clear (easy to understand). They are frequently tracked for over three to five years. In the institutional evaluation process, indicators relevant to the operation and performance of each program and service are collected and reviewed annually and as trends over a three to five-year period.
A statistic, tracked over time, that provides trends in the condition of a phenomenon, beyond the properties of just the statistic itself. It points to, or provides the means to assess, progress toward an objective.
the specific learning outcomes that a learner will work towards. the skills, knowledge and understanding that a learner will have acquired and will be capable of using and applying when he or she has been assessed to have achieved those outcomes. Indicators do not prescribe delivery or dictate the activities a learner will be doing.
Measurable conditions or behaviors that demonstrate the achievement of an outcome by program participants. Indicators are observable evidence of change in behavior, skills, knowledge, attitudes, status, or life condition of program participants.
A specific, observable, and measurable characteristic or change that shows the progress a program is making toward achieving a specified outcome.
A subset of market measuring tools (indexes) used specifically for monitoring and forecasting, e.g. Confidence Index or Specialists' Short Sales Ratio. Indexes frequently use benchmarks or thresholds as signals of possible impending change in market outlook.
Indices, either positive or negative, which indicate the strength and significant trends in our nation's economy. Inflation, interest rates and employment figures are examples
An observation or measurement that is assumed to be evidence of the attributes or properties of some phenomenon. Indicators involve moving from the abstract conceptual level to the concrete and observable. We observe the indicators of a variable, not the abstract variable itself. [e.g., We have indicators for poverty (such as income level), but we cannot actually observe poverty.] There may be more than one indicator of a variable. Indicators may be quantifiable (a number or percentage) or qualitative (such as a canary in a coal mine).
Generally, information in a consistent format that points to a current status, trend or need for action. [D02838] RMW
Descriptive data used in forecasting and business-cycle analysis
Forms of evidence that reasonable observers would agree attest to the attainment of a specific educational outcome.
Measurable 'markers' of progress
any physical, chemical or biological characteristic used as a measure of environmental, social or economic conditions.
Carefully-considered measures of social or environmental success that can be used to monitor performance and influence decision-making.
(1) Measures of economic activity used by economics to predict or confirm the general direction of the economy as a whole. (2) Measures used by technical analysts to forecast the movement of a stock or the market in general.
Indicators are predictors, precursor events and other telling signals used in forecasting. The following is one set of indicators (Schmid, 1997: 50): i) systemic causes: general, underlying, structural, deep-rooted, background preconditions; ii) proximate causes: specific situational circumstances; and iii) immediate catalysts: idiosyncratic contingent triggers.
Measurable conditions or behaviors that can show an outcome was achieved; usually expressed as a number and/or percentage of the target audience that demonstrates a measurable sign or characteristic representing the intended outcome
a subset of monitoring attributes that are particularly information-rich in the sense that their values are somehow indicative of the quality, health, or integrity of the larger ecological system to which they belong (Noon 2003). Indicators are a selected subset of the physical, chemical, and biological elements and processes of natural systems that are selected to represent the overall health or condition of the system.
In many cases changes in systems are complex. In order to evaluate these complex changes it is often necessary to identify simple "indicators" that can be more easily measured, but that reflect the macro changes in the system. Indicators are aggregates of raw or processed data but they can be further aggregated to form more comprehensive indices. ( go to this Page)
Indicators provide specific examples and explicit definitions that can be used in rating students' level of achievement relative to specified skills, strategies, and knowledge.
1: Measures of economic activity utilized by economists to forecast the general direction of the economy. See: Econometrics; Economic Growth Rate; Leading Indicators 2: Measurement utilized by technical analysts to make forecasts regarding the direction of the overall market or the movement of a particular stock. See: Forecasting; Technical Analysis; Technical Analyst
Proxy measures to provide operational definitions to the multidimensional components of LED. Indicators are expected to serve the function of defining policy problems and informing policy formulation. They should provide a basis for policy discussion and planning.